Rewards and benefits

The recruitment process can be tough, from setting appropriate pay scales to ensuring legal compliance. As independent, trusted experts in rewards and benefits, we are here to help every step of the way.

Job sizing

For existing and new roles we provide objective job scale assessments. Subscribers can be confident these roles have been appropriately placed within their structure through a robust system that withstands scrutiny. These services and guidance ensure members can demonstrate best HR practice in terms of reward. Our service includes a job-measurement exercise, conducted by our partner HayGroup®. Our system builds in strength and simplicity to enable new positions to be incorporated.

Market pay data

We provide an objective means of determining pay. Working in partnership with HayGroup®, Co-operatives UK provides accurate market data to enable subscribers to make sound judgments on pay levels. We provide guidance on the ‘norm’, but the decision as to what is appropriate to your co-operative is yours.

"Co-operatives UK’s partnership with HayGroup is a great development, providing us with access to reliable and objective market pay data within a package of services that represent great value for money." Tracey Orr, Support Services Executive, Central England Co-operative

Executive pay and benefits

Our license with HayGroup allows us to provide pay and benefits benchmarking information from HayGroup's PayNet database for our HR package members. Once your roles have been independently sized under HayGroup's job evaluation methodology we can supply you with up to date pay and benefits benchmarking data whenever you need.

Advice and guidance

Our bespoke service provides advice and guidance whenever required, covering everything from pay and grading to organisational design. Whether you are looking to appoint, are handling in-employment queries, or looking to develop, implement or improve a grading system, we can support your needs. Our specialists have employment law and reward and benefits expertise to provide commercially sound and legally compliant solutions.

Online resources

Access to the most comprehensive source of HR compliance, good practice and benchmarking information is one click away for members with the HR package. With economic and labour market statistics, HR and employer survey results and expert interpretation on pay and benefits, XpertHR provides a wealth of information to support your activity around employee rewards and benefits. Through an innovative partnership, members using the HR package are guaranteed access to XpertHR  - with additional licences supplied per 1,000 employees.

Affinity arrangements

Through key partnership arrangements, members with the HR package have saved thousands of pounds on permanent health insurance, gained discounted access to benchmarking data and HR compliance information, as well as co-operative flexible benefits. Click here for more details.


For a quote for an HR package, or for more information, contact Tim Knowles, head of HR Services, on 0161 214 1783 / 07793 314 019 or via [email protected].